The Who

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Brexiter Roger Daltrey criticises restrictions for musicians touring Europe
The Who frontman has been accused of hypocrisy after signing an open letter decrying the government’s position

Laura Snapes

20, Jan, 2021 @5:53 PM

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The U-WHO: why Pete Townshend glued together his smashed guitars
It’s one of rock’n’roll’s defining images of excess. But breaking a guitar onstage is also expensive. Which is why the pop star came up with a clever plan to fix his instrument – and keep his reputation

14, Oct, 2020 @1:08 PM

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Hippy dream or total nightmare? The untold story of Isle of Wight 1970
50 years ago this week, the Hendrix-headlined festival rocked a reported 600,000, but the fallout affected how music events would be run forever. Now a more positive story is emerging

Patrick Glen

25, Aug, 2020 @11:09 AM

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The Ox by Paul Rees review – the Who’s bass player behaving badly
A life of John Entwistle sidelines his musical virtues in favour of his egregious sins against women – not least his wife

Jude Rogers

08, Mar, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Madonna, Motown and Mongolian metal: the music to listen out for in 2020
The queen of pop gets intimate, Taylor Swift feels the sunshine and Stormzy takes on the world … plus, classical celebrations begin for Beethoven’s 250th

Alexis Petridis and Andrew Clements

01, Jan, 2020 @11:00 AM

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The Who: Who review – back and still causing a big sensation
Despite their precarious relationship, Daltrey and Townshend return for their first album in 13 years, snarling at the Grenfell disaster and hoping for world peace

Alexis Petridis

28, Nov, 2019 @12:00 PM

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Tommy review – Ken Russell's mad rock opera pinballs back into cinemas
Russell’s adaptation of the Who’s concept album about a blind pinball wizard is a fascinating time capsule featuring Oliver Reed, Elton John, Jack Nicholson, Tina Turner and Eric Clapton

Peter Bradshaw

22, Nov, 2019 @2:00 PM

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Tories subverting the music of protest | Brief letters
Brief letters: Forced to eat kasha | Catherine the Great | Derby County | Hands to dinner | The Who’s Baba O’Riley

Letters

04, Oct, 2019 @4:14 PM

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How we made Quadrophenia, by Phil Daniels and Leslie Ash
‘Riding the scooter along the clifftop at Beachy Head, I got too close and fell off’

Interviews by Simon Wells

10, Sep, 2019 @5:00 AM

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From the archive: How The Who made it to the top in 1966
Their meteoric rise from a pub in Harrow and Wealdstone to Top of the Pops. By Chris Hall

Chris Hall

08, Sep, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Oh so pretty … political upheaval credited for Dr Martens sales boost
Shoemaker enjoys revival as old classic wins fans among rebellious younger generation

Zoe Wood

17, Aug, 2019 @6:00 AM

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'Groovy, groovy, groovy': listening to Woodstock 50 years on – all 38 discs
It was a blueprint for Live Aid and every mega-festival since. We survey a new archive box set – in full – to uncover the real story of these ‘three days of peace and music’

Bob Stanley

15, Aug, 2019 @11:29 AM

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